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‘Halloween Is The ‘Jaws’ of Horror Movies

I did my annual rewatch of Halloween two days ago and yeah, it scared me to death again. I’ve seen the film three times and now and surprisingly the movie’s gotten scarier and scarier.

It’s not often when you can watch a movie that’s perfect from start to finish but this is one of those movies.

Halloween is the embodiment of perfectly terrifying moviemaking. Every frame–from the creepy pumpkin at the beginning paired with Carpenter’s iconic score to the sound of Michael Meyers’ haunting breathing as the camera shows the “quiet” neighborhood of Haddonfield for the last time–is imbued with a essence of uneasiness. The cast is perfect, the story is impeccably woven, and the final five minutes of the film are undoubtedly the movie’s most terrifying.

There’s not much more I can say other than this is the ultimate Halloween movie.

What do you think the perfect horror movie is?

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I’ve Finally Seen ‘Halloween’!

Halloween, a horror film classic. As a child, I was way too scared to watch it but as the years have gone by my fear of scary movies has begun to diminish. A few years ago I summoned up enough courage to watch The Shining which, as a young girl, would put me in a rather teary, petrified state if I so much as heard or saw the ghost twin girls. But as I watched the film that had scared me for so many years at the age of seventeen I found myself able to watch the whole movie (I only closed my eyes once.)

It was a mighty achievement for me and one that made me realize that maybe my horror film phobia had dissipated with age. So, since then I have been determined to watch Halloween. Well, last night my determination finally came to fruition. I watched Halloween! And while it was definitely scary and provided a few more jumps than I would’ve liked, now that I have seen the movie I can feel solace knowing that I can watch it at any time and not be so scared that I’m petrified for the entire night.

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